13th Annual Sasquatch Brew Fest

2015 Sasquatch Brew Fest

Eugene, Ore. – The annual Sasquatch Brew Fest will offer a select batch of unique beers to taste on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in the Hop Valley parking lot, located at 990 W 1st Ave. in Eugene, outdoors in the Whiteaker Neighborhood.

Tickets to the Sasquatch Brew Fest will be available when the gates open at 12 p.m. for $10. Entrance includes a commemorative glass, two taste tickets and live music. Additional taste tickets will be available for purchase throughout the festival grounds for a dollar. The beer festival is open to everyone 21 years of age and older. Last call will be announced at 10:30 p.m.

The craft-beer festival will feature live music by The Sugarbeets, Mexican Gunfight, Halie Loren Quintet, and the Douglas County Daughters.

“We love hosting the festival outdoors again,” said Steve Ditmar, an event organizer and president of the Northwest Legends Foundation, the nonprofit foundation that produces the annual beer bash.

“The festival revolves around the beer, music, and bonding with a community of revelers with cheers to an awesome gentleman, Glen Falconer, who made us all aware that ‘beer is love,’” Ditmar said.

Besides featuring an opportunity to taste unique, craft-brewed beer, some batches brewed specifically for the festival, the Sasquatch Brew Fest will also feature food booths, a silent auction, raffles, a beer dinner, and a home brew contest administered by the Cascade Brewer’s Society and sanctioned by the American Homebrewer’s Association and the Beer Judge Certification Program. Winner of Best of Show will be announced during the Sasquatch Brew Fest.

Eugene Beer WeekPreceding annual Sasquatch Brew Fest is the Sasquatch Brew Fest Beer Dinner and this event will return to the Hilton Eugene, located at 66 E 6th Ave., on Friday, June 5, 2015, offering a unique opportunity to bask in brewing culture because the menu and craft-beer offerings will showcase how well beer couples with cuisine and because most of the guests will be professional brewers.

The Sasquatch Brew Fest Beer Dinner is a reunion of sorts, a gathering of folks who knew Glen Falconer, or who now celebrate the man by joining and embracing the bonds and friendships created in the vibrant brewing culture well-seated in Oregon in particular and in the Pacific Northwest in general.

Produced by the Northwest Legends Foundation, the Sasquatch Brew Fest Beer Dinner is also dedicated to the memory of Glen Hay Falconer, the popular and skilled head brewer at the now-closed Wild Duck Brewery in Eugene as well as a mentor and resource for home brewers and professional brewers until his untimely passing in 2002.

Reservation tickets to the Sasquatch Brew Fest Beer Dinner are available now from the Sasquatch Brew Fest web site for $65 in advance for all menu selections.  Doors will open at 6 p.m.  The first course will begin serving at 7 p.m.

The menu will feature for the appetizer, a antipasti display with prosciutto, salami, sopreseta, capicola, house marinated olives, mushrooms and artichoke hearts, and ciabatta breads; for the salad, baby arugula, orange segments, Kalamata olives, pickled onions, with a citrus vinaigrette; for the entrée, there is a choice of either Alaskan cod with caloise rice, within a bok choy soy reduction or beer braised short rib  with root vegetables and greens with havarti mashed potatoes; with the featured dessert a triple chocolate mousse.

For more information about the Sasquatch Brew Fest, the Sasquatch Brew Fest Beer Dinner, and the Northwest Legends Foundation, please visithttp://www.northwestlegendsfoundation.org.

Produced by the Northwest Legends Foundation, the Sasquatch Brew Fest is dedicated to the memory of Glen Hay Falconer. Born during a celebration of life of Falconer, a popular and leading Pacific Northwest professional brewer, the Sasquatch Brew Fest is dedicated to Falconer’s love of the rich beer and brewing culture in the Pacific Northwest. Falconer was the skilled head brewer at the now-closed Wild Duck Brewery in Eugene as well as a mentor and resource for home brewers and professional brewers until his untimely passing in 2002.

Proceeds will benefit the Northwest Legends Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to produce the annual festival, as well as area non-profits dear to Glen Falconer, and the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, a non-profit organization set up and maintained by Glen’s brother, Quentin Falconer. The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation provides opportunities for professional and aspiring brewers to further their knowledge and expertise in the field by awarding brewing school scholarships to worthy candidates each chosen by a committee.

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